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Billy Joel

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Billy Joel News

Billy Joel, Carlos Santana receive Kennedy Center Honors

Tom Morello and Rufus Wainwright pay tribute to the musicians in Washington, DC

  • Dec 9, 2013

Billy Joel has surgery for double hip replacement

Singer is 'recovering well' after operation

  • Nov 25, 2010

Billy Joel drummer royalties case settled

Lawsuit settled amicably in Manhattan

  • Apr 22, 2010

Billy Joel gets political on new song

'Christmas In Fallujah' is inspired by soldiers in Iraq

  • Dec 7, 2007

Billy Joel to release first pop single in 14 years

'All My Life' comes out next month

  • Jan 31, 2007

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Billy Joel Music Videos

It's Still Rock n Roll To Me: Live in Russia, 1987 Play Video

It's Still Rock n Roll To Me: Live in Russia, 1987

Watch the official It's Still Rock n Roll To Me: Live in Russia, 1987 video by Billy Joel in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

A Matter of Trust - The Bridge to Russia: A Documentary (trailer) Play Video

A Matter of Trust - The Bridge to Russia: A Documentary (trailer)

Watch the official A Matter of Trust - The Bridge to Russia: A Documentary (trailer) video by Billy Joel in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Live Through The Years Play Video

Live Through The Years

Watch the official Live Through The Years video by Billy Joel in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Q&A: What Artists Do You Want To Work With? (Fairfield 1996) Play Video

Q&A: What Artists Do You Want To Work With? (Fairfield 1996)

Watch the official Q&A: What Artists Do You Want To Work With? (Fairfield 1996) video by Billy Joel in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Q&A: How Can Artists Attract Interest? (New School 1985) Play Video

Q&A: How Can Artists Attract Interest? (New School 1985)

Watch the official Q&A: How Can Artists Attract Interest? (New School 1985) video by Billy Joel in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

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Billy Joel Biography

William Martin "Billy" Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American pianist, singer-songwriter, and composer. Since releasing his first hit song, "Piano Man," in 1973, Joel has become the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States. His compilation album Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2 is the third best-selling album in the United States by discs shipped.

Joel had Top 40 hits in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, achieving 33 Top 40 hits in the United States, all of which he wrote himself. He is also a six-time Grammy Award winner who has been nominated for 23 Grammy Awards throughout his career. He has sold over 150 million records worldwide.

Joel was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (1992), the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1999), and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (2006). In 2001, Joel received the Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2013, Joel received the Kennedy Center Honors, the nation's highest honor for influencing American culture through the arts. With the exception of the 2007 songs "All My Life" and "Christmas in Fallujah," Joel stopped writing and releasing pop/rock material after 1993's River of Dreams. However, he continues to tour, and he plays songs from all eras of his solo career in his concerts.

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